Table of Contents
- 1 What did Miss Franny Block and Opal have in common?
- 2 How does Opal feel about Miss Franny Block?
- 3 What kept Opal from sticking her tongue out at the Dewberry?
- 4 Why does Miss Franny tell Opal the story?
- 5 How did Opal show that she wanted to be friends with Amanda?
- 6 Why was Opal worried about Gloria Dump?
- 7 Why was Opal interested in Miss Franny Block?
- 8 Who is Miss Franny Block in because of Winn?
What did Miss Franny Block and Opal have in common?
Opal and Miss Franny have three very important things in common— what are these? As noted above, both characters are lonely. In the very first sentence of the passage, Opal says, “I spent a lot of time that summer at the Herman W. Block Memorial Library.” Therefore, it is a reasonable inference that Opal likes books.
How does Opal feel about Miss Franny Block?
Miss Franny Block is the elderly librarian in Naomi. Because Opal is willing to listen to these stories and begins to understand that Miss Franny is just as lonely as she is, Opal suggests that they become friends— Miss Franny is Opal’s first friend (other than Winn-Dixie) in Naomi.
What did Miss Franny and Winn-Dixie have in common *?
Why does Winn-Dixie like to visit Gloria Dump? What did Miss Franny and Winn-Dixie have in common? She has fits like Winn-Dixie. Why is Opal worried about Gloria Dump?
What did Gloria Dump and Opal have in common?
What did Opal and Gloria Dump have in common? They both had bad last names. They both never had a dog before. They both loved to eat peanut butter.
What kept Opal from sticking her tongue out at the Dewberry?
What caused Opal to NOT stick her tongue out at the Dewberry boys on her way to Gloria Dump’s house? She thought about what Gloria said on not judging them too hard. She thought she’d get a spanking if she did.
Why does Miss Franny tell Opal the story?
Opal begs her to tell the story because she loves a good story and asks if Winn-Dixie can join them. Before Miss Franny answers, Opal brings him in and assures Miss Franny that he’s big, but he also has a big heart—like, a Grinch-sized heart, but at the end of the story.
Why is Miss Franny Block lonely?
Like her—and Winn-Dixie—Miss Franny’s quite a lonely character herself, albeit for different reasons. Her chronic loneliness stems from the fact that she’s one of the few people still alive from the days when Florida was still quite wild and undeveloped and when the library was first built.
Why did Gloria Dump have bottles hanging from a tree?
But Gloria has to deal with the ghosts of her mistakes on a regular basis. She hangs old alcohol bottles from a big tree to represent her mistakes, and as they clank against each other, she reminds herself to avoid going back to those parts of her life (more on the Mistake Tree in “Symbols” as well).
How did Opal show that she wanted to be friends with Amanda?
Opal extends an offer of friendship to Amanda by inviting her to the party at Gloria Dump’s house, even though she assumes Amanda will not want to attend. When Amanda arrives at the party, Opal sees a different side to Amanda.
Why was Opal worried about Gloria Dump?
She also thinks about Gloria Dump. Opal wants to find a way to comfort her too, so that she won’t have to be alone. It’s creepy, hearing all the mistake bottles clank.
Why did Gloria Dump show Opal her tree?
Case in point: Gloria tells Opal to plant a “wait-and-see tree,” in order to find out if she’s got a green thumb like her mom (10.12). This tree winds up symbolizing much more to Opal (read the discussion of the “Wait-and-See Tree” in Symbols).
Why was it important for Opal to hear how Littmus W Block had survived after losing everything he loved?
It was important for Opal to hear how Littmus W. Block had survived after losing everything he loved because she lost her mom. Because if he wasn’t alive, Miss Franny would not be in existence.
Why was Opal interested in Miss Franny Block?
Because Opal is willing to listen to these stories and begins to understand that Miss Franny is just as lonely as she is, Opal suggests that they become friends— Miss Franny is Opal’s first friend (other than Winn-Dixie) in Naomi. Aside from Opal, Miss Franny is, in many ways, alone.
Who is Miss Franny Block in because of Winn?
Miss Franny Block is the elderly librarian in Naomi. She’s a tiny, frail, and wrinkled lady, but Opal soon discovers that Miss Franny has all sorts of stories to tell.
Where does Opal spend most of her time because of Winn Dixie?
Opal spends a lot of time at the library, which is a “little old house full of books,” and run by Miss Franny Block (40). Opal makes friends with the town librarian when she takes Winn-Dixie with her to the library, and the dog, anxious about losing sight of Opal, stands on his hind legs in order to see her through the window.
Why does Opal want to hear the story about the bear?
In this section, we learn that Opal’s self-perception is intricately tied to her mother. When she is with Miss Franny Block, she tells her she wants to hear her story about the bear because she likes stories just like her mother did. Her loneliness due to the loss of her mother helps her empathize with Miss Franny Block.